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2018 News Archives

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The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed Oct. 18, Noon-4:30PM, for staff development. The answering service will receive phone calls.and will notify staff In case of emergency.

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

Opportunities to serve on several Planning & Sustainability advisory boards. Further details HERE.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information

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2018 News Archives

The Legislature’s special Transportation Committee heard comments from the ride-hailing service Lyft, as it continued its review of ride-hailing services in Tompkins County, one year after New York State authorized upstate operation of such ride-hailing services.  The...

Tompkins County Department of Social Services will soon issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Housing Services. The primary service needs are:

  • Maintain emergency sheltering services as an essential element of the community’s safety net.
  • ...

 The Tompkins County Legislature has awarded Elmira Structures, Inc. the contract to construct a food scraps transfer building at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) in Ithaca.

The County’s Department of Recycling and Materials Management was awarded a $...

The Legislature approved its standard annual resolution adopting a Local Law that permits the Legislature to override the tax levy limit for 2019 as part of adoption of the 2019 Tompkins County Budget.  The vote was 12-1, with Legislator Glenn Morey voting no and...

The Legislature scheduled a July 17 public hearing on a new Local Law to modify the County’s 2015 Local Law establishing the County’s Sustainable Energy Loan Program.  The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at County Legislature Chambers at the Governor Daniel D....

The Shared Use Mobility Center (Chicago, IL) has announced that Tompkins County is one of six recipients selected to receive one year of free technical assistance to develop mobility-on-demand pilot projects through SUMC’s ...

Our area is expecting excessive heat and humidity Saturday, June 30-Monday July 2 with temperatures above 90 degrees.

These extreme temperatures can be dangerous to health. Take the following precautions:

  • Drink plenty of water – 2 to 4 glasses per...

Tompkins County is taking steps to enhance the County’s Sustainable Energy Loan Program which, once approved by the County Legislature, would incorporate recent amendments to the New York State law and make financing more accessible for clean energy projects. 

The...

Countless T-shirts and bumper stickers famously proclaim that “Ithaca is Gorges.” Indeed, outdoor recreation was identified as the largest draw of leisure visitors to Tompkins County identified in the 2010 Visitor Profile Study. Considering this natural strength, the...

Have you been tested for HIV? June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and it serves as an important reminder to know your status. Nationwide, about 1 in 7 people who have HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), do not know. By getting tested, you can keep yourself and your...

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